National Consultancy – Development of birth registration SOPs, 65 Working Working Days over 4 Months, Lusaka Zambia

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, …. child protection

The UNICEF Programme of Cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) is designed to address and mitigate the threat of poverty the country’s children face, while responding to the needs with interventions addressing the multiple causative factors.

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How can you make a difference?

UNICEF and DNRPC are seeking the services of an expert and qualified consultant to develop Birth Registration Standard Operating Procedures as well as train key Registrars and health workers in the developed SOPs. Support Government through the Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security under the Department of National Registration Passport and Citizenship (DNRPC) to develop birth registration Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and conduct a training of trainers (TOT) for key Civil Registrars and Health workers in the new SOP

Please see Detailed TOR for more information on the tasks and deliverables, here TOR – Birth Registration SOP.pdf

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

The consultant must possess the following:

  • Advanced Degree in social policy, demography, development studies, public administration, economics, or a related field
  • At least 8 years of demonstrated experience of relevant work on strategy development, policy formulation or similar assignments.
  • Knowledge and understanding of government’s service delivery systems.
  • Knowledge and understanding of child protection and/or birth registration
  • Experience in development of Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs).
  • Strong people and communication skills and ability to engage government agencies, communities and other stakeholders.
  • Fluency in English is required

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Please remember to express your financial proposals (and/or professional consultancy fees) in Zambian Kwacha for Zambian Nationals and USD for Non Zambian applicants.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

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